Monday, 4 August 2008

Sunday, May 9, 1954

               W  L   Pct  GB
Victoria ..... 7  4  .636  —
Salem ........ 8  4  .615  ½
Spokane ...... 7  5  .583  ½
Vancouver .... 7  5  .583  ½
Yakima ....... 7  6  .538  1
Edmonton ..... 6  6  .500  1½
Lewiston ..... 6  6  .500  1½
Wenatchee .... 6  6  .500  1½
Calgary ...... 4  8  .333  3½
Tri-City ..... 3 10  .231  5

SALEM, May 9—Salem, scoring all its runs in the sixth inning, edged Tri-City 4-3 in Sunday’s Western International League baseball game here.
The Tri-City club opened the scoring in the first inning on singles by Terry Carroll and Des Charouhas, and a walk. They added another in the fifth inning on a walk and a double by Bob Moniz. A walk, a passed ball and Don Robertson’s single in the sixth ended the Tri-City scoring.
Three successive singles — by Carl Bellotti, Mel Krause and manager Harvey Storey—and a home run by Connie Perez to bring in Salem’s four runs.
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SALEM [Tri-City Herald, May 10]—The Tri-City Braves finally came home today—something they failed to do in the figurative series which cost them a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Salem Sunday.
The defeat in the one-game series, if one game may be called a series, gave Tri-City but one win of eight games on the recent road trip.
Tuesday night the Braves open a three-game series at Sanders field against Spokane. They will go into the first tilt with a slightly swelled roster.
Besides Sam Kanelos and Cliff Coggin, who joined and played with the Braves at Salem, and Charley Davis, who is expected to join the club Tuesday, general manager Eddie Taylor said he has another infielder coming.
The boy is Richard Watson, 19-year-old from Napa, Cal., who can play shortstop or second. He is recommended by Tony Robello, former St. Louis Brown scout who is now working for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Robello had signed Watson for the Browns, now the Baltimore Orioles, but he was not picked up. The boy hit but .242 in his first season with Pocatello in the Class C Pioneer league but is said to be an excellent defensive player.
Playing manager Edo Vanni, who brought his charges home from Salem, now has a job on his hands figuring out a way to bring them home from the bases.
The Braves, who captured the left-on-base title last season, took a long step towards defending the not-so-much sought honor Sunday when they left 14 runners to die on the basepaths.
The figure, however, is far short of the record set for one game when the Braves left 21 stranded in a game with Victoria last year.
Centerfielder Des Charouhas led the parade of runners left to die on base. He was buried five times—three times on first, once on second and again on third.
The Salem Senators buried Jack Warren at third in the first inning only to find the boy roosting on the same base again in the third. He died there again but showed up for the third time in the ninth — this time representing the tying run that never scored.
The Braves got eight hits, little below their usual, but this was compensated for by 10 free passes given up by Salem pitchers, and five errors which almost cost Salem the game.
Two of the errors and one of the walks came in the ninth inning and left the bases loaded with one away. But then popups by Kanelos and pinchitter Ray Tran ended the game.
The Senators experienced quite a bit of difficulty letting runners on base but when they did they managed to bring them in. Until the sixth inning, Tri-City starter Don Robertson had given up one hit — a double to Frank Buckowatz [sic] in the first inning which didn’t amount to anything.
Then with two away in the sixth, Carl Balletti [sic] walked, Mel Krause singled, and Harvey Story [sic] singled driving in Balletti. Connie Perez then homered to clean the sacks and five Salem its total of four runs.
From then on Salem never threatened but it was enough. Tri - City threatened yet never scored.
Their three runs came one at a time. Terry Carroll singled in the first and scored on a wild pitch, an intentional walk, and Charouhas’ single.
The sixth inning run came in when Len Tran walked and Bob Monk doubled. Kanelos scored the fifth inning run on a walk, a pass ball [sic] and Don Robertson’s single.
The loss was the tenth for the Braves against three victories and left them in the cellar five games out of first place.
Tri-City ....... 100 011 000—3 8 1
Salem ......... 000 004 00x—4 6 5
Robertson and Warren; Johnson, McFarlane (7) and Heisner, Ogden (8).

LEWISTON, Idaho, May 9 — The Lewiston Broncs and the Calgary Stampeders split their Western International League baseball doubleheader here Sunday, Calgary taking the afternoon game 16-13, and Lewiston the evening tilt 8-7.
Lewiston started the scoring in the second game with three runs in the second inning on two singles, a double and a triple by Bob Williams.
Calgary tied it up in the top half of the fourth, but the Broncs went ahead to stay after the fifth inning, adding a pair of runs in the fifth and sixth innings and a single run in the eighth.
Don Tisnerat was credited with the win.
The Calgary team blasted out 17 hits in taking their 16-13 victory over Lewiston in the first game of the split doubleheader.
First Game
Calgary ....... 004 605 001—16 17 3
Lewiston ..... 302 000 322—13 18 3
Kapp, Schulte (9) and Lundberg; McWilliams, Smith (3), Tench (4), Kinsey (6) and Garay.
Second Game
Calgary ........ 000 300 202—7 10 2
Lewiston ...... 020 022 10x—8 10 0
Orrell, Tedesco (3) and Lundberg; Tisnerat, Martin (9) and Cameron, Garay ( ).

SPOKANE, May 9—The Spokane Indians had to make two ninth-inning rallies Sunday to take both games from the Edmonton Eskimos in their Western International League doubleheader here. The Indians won the first game 3-2 and the second 5-3.
A home run in the last of the ninth by Mike Durock gave the Indians their win in the evening tilt. Spokane went into their half training 3-2 after Edmonton has scored twice in the ninth on a base-on-balls and four consecutive singles. Spokane opened with a run when Will Hafey got to first on an error, was sacrificed to second, moved to third on Johnny Vossen’s single, and scored when the Eskimos’ catcher, Dan Prentice, dropped a perfect throw from right-field.
Durock followed with his homer.
Giovanonni was the winning pitcher.
The Indians scored two last-of-the-ninth runs in the afternoon game of the split doubleheader to take a 3-2 victory over Edmonton. Red Robins singled home the clincher.
First Game
Edmonton ........ 000 000 110—2 7 3
Spokane .......... 000 000 102—3 8 1
Widner and Self; Anderson and Dean.
Second Game
Edmonton ....... 100 000 002—3 6 3
Spokane ......... 000 101 003—5 7 2
Conant, Worth (9) and Self; Romero, Giovannoni (9) and Sack.

YAKIMA, May 9 — Wenatchee and Yakima split a day-night Western International League baseball doubleheader Sunday, Wenatchee winning the nightcap 8-3 after dropping the opener 6-1.
Yakima unloaded on two Wenatchee hurlers for five runs in the first two innings of the afternoon game and added an insurance tally in the fifth. Edmonton scattered five Wenatchee hits.
Wenatchee outfielder Joe Unfried drew the collar for the first time this season in the opener, failing to hit safely against Ted Edmunds to snap an 11-game streak.
Yakima’s Danny Rios didn't allow a safe blow until the fourth inning of the nightcap when Ross McCormack singled, and Unfried lifted one out of the park for the Chiefs’ first two tallies. The Chiefs chased in three tallies in the sixth, and combined a pair of errors with as many hits for three more in the eighth.
Rios scored two Yakima tallies. He doubled in the third and came home on John Popovich’s single. In the fifth, Rios tripled and scored on Popovich’s fly.
Veteran John Albini, purchased by Yakima from San Francisco just before the game, went behind the plate in the afterpiece but was hitless in three appearances.
First Game
Wenatchee ...... 000 000 100—1 5 0
Yakima ............ 320 010 00x—6 7 0
Bowman, Klein (1), Burdow (7) and Jenney, Helmuth (4); Edmunds and Summers.
Second Game
Wenatchee ...... 000 203 030—8 10 0
Yakima ............ 001 011 000—3 10 3
Shandor and Jenney; Rios, Wulf (6), Carter (8) and Albini.

BELLINGHAM, May 9—Vancouver's Capilanos, headed on a long road trip, stopped here Sunday and defeated Bellingham 6-2 in an exhibition game that opened the baseball season for the hometown Bellingham Bells.
Vancouver ....... 010 001 040—6 14 2
Bellingham ....... 002 000 000—2 9 2
Cordell, Del Sarto (6) and Duretto; Conover, Aranson (6), Hansen (8) and Johnson.

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